A hardy spreading native woodland herb, the leaves and flowers of wild garlic are popular in many culinary dishes. It possesses similar medicinal properties to bulb garlic.
- Tasty culinary herb
- Good for a shady area
- Spreading perennial
- Edible flowers
In spring, there is the all-pervading smell of garlic in the woods colonised by this herb and it is often an indicator of ancient woodland. Also known as ransoms, this is a delicious herb to grow and use.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: April-May
Wild garlic is best planted under deciduous trees, where they can enjoy a little bit of light in early spring before the leaf canopy closes in above them. Although they enjoy the dryness and well-drained soil in woodlands, they need adequate rainfall to grow successfully, which is why you find them carpeting the floor in the West Country, but only small pockets of them in the South East. Luckily they grow very well in pots and produce plenty of leaves and flowers for culinary dishes.
The first spring leaves of wild garlic are the most tender and specially good to eat raw shredded into salads. As the plant gets a little older the leaves are a little tougher respond well to the lightest of cooking by adding to mashed potatoes, omelettes, and soups. The bigger leaves can be used as a wrap around fish before cooking and added to stir fries and bean dishes.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.